“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard
When I started writing this blog, I had three purposes in mind.
1. Sharing my writing journey; showing the victories and difficulties of freelance writing.
2. Expressing my thoughts on the craft of writing and encouraging other people who want to write better for their profession or their pleasure. Many have encouraged me.
3. Writing weekly as a discipline and having a place to show clips.
I’ve worked to achieve and juggle all three of these objectives at the same time. In the process, I’ve met authors such as Dana Mentink, Nicolas Conley, Frances Guenette, Charmaine Gordon, Barbara Celeste McCloskey, Cate Macabe, and Janalyn Voigt. I’ve interacted with many different kinds of writers like freelance writers Erica Hayes, Rebecca R. Vincent, Susie Klein, and Dawn-Renee Rice. Some bloggers like Dionne Custer Edwards are writers and teachers.
I’ve also discovered some poets. Dominic R. DiFrancesco is a favorite. He’s talented in different forms of poems (and his first name is the same as my middle name, except for a slight difference in spelling).
I can’t mention everyone, or this post would be too long. I do appreciate everyone who has stopped by and visited. I also appreciate some of the newest people to discover my place to write. I hope you find something worthwhile. Travelers’ sites have allowed me to experience the world through their eyes. Artists have challenged my creativity and stretched my ideas. I’ve met graphic designers and photographers (I studied graphic arts and communication in high school). When I needed a break from writing and needed an encouraging thought, Pat Wood or Wendy McCance always had something to say. Harper Faulkner’s humorous style is always a pick-me-up.
Looking backward, as the above quote says, to when I started this blog, I realize that something else happened. I’ve made some friends. Maybe we don’t have dinner every Thursday night, but any time you invest in someone else, it shows you care, even if it is only through words and knowledge. Even though I don’t get to read all of the posts of the blogs I follow, I do enjoy reading, exchanging ideas, and gaining new perspectives.
I also understand that you will not be able to read and comment on all of mine. For that reason, I value each comment you do take the time to make. I look at “likes” as fist bumps and I appreciate those too. I do hope that my words have been helpful and encouraging.
Thank you for sharing this journey of writing with me.